I am getting a divorce and need to know about alimony, is it in addition to child support or does it go into effect after I no longer recieve child support?

Asked on September 19, 2012 under Family Law, Massachusetts


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You can receive both alimony and child support at the same time.  These are separate issues.  The amount of alimony and child support you receive will depend on your former spouse's income.  The amount of alimony you receive should be to maintain the lifestyle to which you are accustomed.

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